Talent Director Salary
Talent Directors in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just over a half of Talent Directors. Salaries average out to around $91K annually and spread from $45K to $148K per year. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Talent Directors are female. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$55,266 - $149,045|
|Bonus||$515 - $38,783|
|Total Pay (||$45,000 - $148,332|
Job Description for Talent Director
Talent directors serve an upper-management position within HR (human resources) to create a work environment aligned with their organization's goals, as well as recruit and retain highly effective employees and manage other members of the recruiting department. They work primarily in an office, but may travel to different offices or sites depending on the company's needs.Read More...
Hours for this position can vary, though talent directors usually work during regular business hours, and some travel may be necessary. They are employed in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to medicine, and generally work with other upper-management employees on a daily basis and communicate regularly with subordinates in the human resources department about the organization's needs and how they are being met. Talent directors are also heavily involved in discussions with internal and external recruiters.
Talent directors must also be able to anticipate future personnel needs for their organization and work to attract appropriate candidates for those needs. They work closely with management, including departmental managers and C-level executives, to determine these future needs and how best to acquire personnel to address them.
Aspiring talent directors should have extensive experience in human resources, sometimes as many as 10 to 15 years depending on the employer, and a bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, or a related field may also be required. However, sufficient work experience in human resources or corporate recruiting may also be sufficient.
Talent Director Tasks
- Liaise between actors, directors and agents to negotiate contracts, set appointments and hold auditions.
- Lead talent management strategy to ensure talent is developed to and reaches its full potential.
- Interview, audition and hire performers to fill various roles.
- Match specific talent types to appropriate roles for motion picture, radio, theatre and other entertainment.
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Pay by Experience Level for Talent Director
Pay by Experience for a Talent Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Talent Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Talent Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Talent Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 30 salaries. A Talent Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $149,000 based on 7 salaries.
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